Each of my instruments is made entirely by hand to the very highest standards of
craftsmanship from beginning to end.
I am happy to accept commissions for new instruments made to suit your
personal requirements in terms of tonal qualities ( timbre, colour, projection) and
model (e.g. Guarneri, Guadagnini, Stradivari, Banks etc.) .
The size of the instrument particularly where violas are concerned is highly
customisable. Violas with a back length ranging from sub -14 inches up to 18 inches are available. Similarly the type of wood used in the construction of the
instrument as well as the colour of the varnish can be specified also.
Fittings and type and make of strings are always of the highest quality and subject to personal preference.
Typically a commissioned instrument will be completed within three to six months.
All my instruments are guaranteed to be free from any defects inherent in the
instrument indefinitely otherwise any repairs will be completed at no charge.
DeMunck Stradivari cello during construction
15 inch copy of the 1785 Guadagnini viola
High quality bridges and fittings
Baroque fingerboard on a Viola D'Amore
Bridge detail of an instrument
Traditional hand tools being used in the making process
Waefler Violins - Instruments with superior tonal qualities
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